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Rothmans F5000 Championship round

Snetterton, 20 Apr 1973

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Brett Lunger Trojan T101 [102] - Chevrolet Smith V8
#2 Sid Taylor (see note 1)
25 33m 26.4s
121.56 mph
2 Gijs van Lennep Lola T330 [HU18] - Chevrolet Smith V8
#1 ShellSPORT Luxembourg (see note 2)
25 33m 27.0s
3 Steve Thompson Chevron B24 [24-72-01] - Chevrolet RES V8
#15 Servis Appliances Racing Team
(see note 3)
25 33m 57.6s
4 Tony Dean Chevron B24 [24-73-01] - Chevrolet Morand V8
#9 Anglo-American Racing Team (see note 4)
25 34m 15.6s
5 Bobby Brown Chevron B24 [24-73-03] - Chevrolet Morand V8
#8 Anglo-American Racing Team (see note 5)
25 34m 38.8s
6 Guy Edwards Lola T330 [HU16] - Chevrolet Smith V8
#4 Barclays International Racing
(see note 6)
24
7 David Oxton Begg FM5 [1] - Chevrolet Morand-Begg V8
#39 G. N. Begg Engineering
24
8 Tom Belsø Lola T330 [HU2] - Chevrolet Smith V8
#208 ShellSPORT Luxembourg (see note 7)
24
9 Alan Rollinson McRae GM1 [007] - Chevrolet Molloy V8
#12 Alan Rollinson (see note 8)
24
10 Jock Russell McRae GM1 [003] - Chevrolet Smith V8
#5 Jock Russell (see note 9)
24
11 Clive Santo Surtees TS11 [02] - Chevrolet Smith V8
#3 ShellSPORT Luxembourg
24
12 Chris Featherstone Lola T190/2 [190/F1/14] - Chevrolet Morand V8
#220 Chris Featherstone
21 Not classified
13 Teddy Pilette Chevron B24 [24-73-04] - Chevrolet Morand V8
#33 Racing Team VDS (see note 10)
17 Water pump
14 Keith Holland Trojan T101 [101] - Chevrolet Smith V8
#25 Ian Ward Racing (see note 11)
13 Water leak, spin
15 Ian Ashley Lola T330 [HU17] - Chevrolet Kitchiner V8
#6 Henley Forklift Co. Ltd. (see note 12)
2 Accident damage
16 Bob Evans Trojan T101 [104] - Chevrolet Smith V8
#11 McKechnie Racing (see note 13)
0 Accident
DNS Colin Hyams Lola T330 [HU6] - Chevrolet Bolthoff V8
#16 Colin Hyams (see note 14)
Did not start
(Fire in paddock)
DNS Graham McRae McRae GM1 [005] - Chevrolet Bartz V8
#22 Iberia Team McRae (see note 15)
Did not start
(Injection system)
DNA Ray Allen Surtees TS8A [007] - Chevrolet V8
#14 Servis Appliances Racing Team
(see note 16)
Did not arrive
DNA Chris Shaw Leda LT25 [001] - Chevrolet V8
#26 Chris Shaw
Did not arrive
DNA John Bowtell McLaren M10A/B [300-16] - Rover Lilley V8
#28 Andrew Cavell
Did not arrive
DNA Chris Oates McLaren M10B [400-06 (A)] - Chevrolet V8
#31 Chris Oates
Did not arrive
DNA Chris Craft McLaren M18 - Chevrolet V8
#34 Racing Team VDS
Did not arrive
DNA Clive Baker McLaren "M10H" [400-06 (B)] - Chevrolet V8
#49 Chris Baker (see note 17)
Did not arrive

All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Gijs van Lennep (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU18] - Chevrolet Smith V8 1m 20.0s
2 Brett Lunger (F5000) 5-litre Trojan T101 [102] - Chevrolet Smith V8 1m 21.0s
3 Steve Thompson (F5000) 5-litre Chevron B24 [24-72-01] - Chevrolet RES V8 1m 21.2s
4 David Oxton (F5000) 5-litre Begg FM5 [1] - Chevrolet Morand-Begg V8 1m 21.4s
5 Bobby Brown (F5000) 5-litre Chevron B24 [24-73-03] - Chevrolet Morand V8 1m 22.4s
6 Tony Dean (F5000) 5-litre Chevron B24 [24-73-01] - Chevrolet Morand V8 1m 22.6s
7 Keith Holland (F5000) 5-litre Trojan T101 [101] - Chevrolet Smith V8 1m 22.6s
8 Ian Ashley (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU17] - Chevrolet Kitchiner V8 1m 23.0s
9 Tom Belsø (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU2] - Chevrolet Smith V8 1m 23.0s
10 Clive Santo (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS11 [02] - Chevrolet Smith V8 1m 24.4s
11 Jock Russell (F5000) 5-litre McRae GM1 [003] - Chevrolet Smith V8 1m 24.4s
12 Bob Evans (F5000) 5-litre Trojan T101 [104] - Chevrolet Smith V8 1m 25.2s
13 Guy Edwards (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU16] - Chevrolet Smith V8 1m 26.2s
14 Alan Rollinson (F5000) 5-litre McRae GM1 [007] - Chevrolet Molloy V8 1m 26.4s
15 Teddy Pilette (F5000) 5-litre Chevron B24 [24-73-04] - Chevrolet Morand V8 1m 28.6s
16 Chris Featherstone (F5000) 5-litre Lola T190/2 [190/F1/14] - Chevrolet Morand V8 1m 31.6s
17 Colin Hyams * (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU6] - Chevrolet Bolthoff V8 1m 44.4s
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. Trojan T101 [102] (Brett Lunger): See full history: Trojan T101/102.
  2. Lola T330 [HU18] (Gijs van Lennep): See full history: Lola T330 HU18.
  3. Chevron B24 [24-72-01] (Steve Thompson): Built for 1972 season. Works for Brian Redman: raced in UK 1972 (debut at Oulton Park 29 May 1972 - 5 races 3 wins) and US 1972 (Redman 4 races 1 win, Gethin 1 race) - Keith Holland for John Player Challenge Trophy at Brands Hatch 22 Oct - Alan Brodie for Steve Thompson: raced in Tasman 1973 and UK 1973. Badly damaged in a severe testing accident at Silverstone on 24 May when a tyre burst at Woodcote at 140 mph, and Thompson was lucky to escape with bruising. The car was written off, and Brodie acquired a brand new 1973 B24.
  4. Chevron B24 [24-73-01] (Tony Dean): Built for 1973 season. Tony Dean: raced in UK 1973, US 1973, UK 1974 (crashed at R1 - Dean then buys B24-73-08), also used to settle a bet at the BARC Harewood hill climb 4 Aug 1974; UK 1975 (driven by Dean 3 races, Alain Peltier 1 DNS, Roelof Wunderink 1 DNS). Presumably the car raced by Dean at the Easter Rufforth meeting, winning the libre event. Raced by Dean at Aintree 19 Apr 1975, setting a new circuit record as he won the libre race by over a lap. Crashed and written off by Wunderink Zandvoort (practice) 17 May 1975. Wreckage scrapped.
  5. Chevron B24 [24-73-03] (Bobby Brown): Built for 1973 season. Bobby Brown: raced in UK 1973 (borrowed by Gethin at Oulton 13 May) and US 1973. Brown's season was curtailed by illness and a family bereavement (the B24 was advertised in Autoweek from 25 Aug 1973 to 16 November 1974) - Bob DeNuzio (Long Island, NY, US) 1974: raced in SCCA FA races in 1976 - Phil Halbert 1976: raced in SCCA events; crashed at Willow Springs 1978 - Todd Gerstenberger (Manhattan Beach, CA) 1987: rebuilt and restored 1987-1991; used extensively in historic racing since 1992. (At one point, Gerstenberger described this car as "24-72-04".)
  6. Lola T330 [HU16] (Guy Edwards): See full history: Lola T330 HU16.
  7. Lola T330 [HU2] (Tom Belsø): See full history: Lola T330 HU2.
  8. McRae GM1 [007] (Alan Rollinson): See full history: McRae GM1/007.
  9. McRae GM1 [003] (Jock Russell): Built for 1972 season as a Leda LT27 and entered by Leda Cars for Trevor Taylor in the UK series until Graham McRae bought the Leda Cars operation. Rebranded as a McRae GM1 (plated "LT27 GM3") and sold to Jock Russell (Midlothian, Scotland) July 1972. Raced by Russell in the 1972 UK series (also raced by Brett Lunger at two races). Raced again by Russell in the UK series in 1973. From Russell to Noel Butler (Birmingham), then to Roy Lane 2000, and restored in Lane's orange colours. To Peter and Aaron Burson (New Zealand) Oct 2006, and raced regularly by Peter in the F5000 Tasman Revival series from 2007/08 onwards. More information about Leda LT27-003/McRae GM1-003
  10. Chevron B24 [24-73-04] (Teddy Pilette): Built for 1973 season. VDS for Teddy Pilette: raced in UK 1973 and Tasman 1974 - Roelof Wunderink: raced in UK 1974. Then via Tony Dean to Richard Simms and used in libre racing in 1975 and 1976. To John Lambert (York) 1977: used in hillclimbs in 1978 and 1979. Then via Ian Webb and Alex Seldon to Chris Townrow (Crantock, Cornwall) for sprints in Cornwall and Devon. To historic racer Richard Piper (Greenwich, London) and partner Patric Capon and raced by Piper in libre and HSCC racing in 1983 and 1984. To Dennis Humphries (Canterbury, Kent) and damaged in testing at West Malling airfield. Repaired and sold to John Harper (late 1980s/early 1990s) then via Tony Ingram (Atlanta, GA) and Lee Chapman (New Milford, CT) to Fred Gunther (Trumbull, CT). Later via Vintage Racing Services (Stratford, CT) to Alex Seiler (NY, NY) c1998. Following a restoration, it was raced in VARA events at Willow Springs and Phoenix and driven on occasion by Casey Annis, publisher of Vintage racecar Magazine. In 2000, it was sold to Stan Beck (Seattle, WA) restored again before it was sold on to Miles Jackson (Seattle, WA) in 2006.
  11. Trojan T101 [101] (Keith Holland): See full history: Trojan T101/101.
  12. Lola T330 [HU17] (Ian Ashley): See full history: Lola T330 HU17.
  13. Trojan T101 [104] (Bob Evans): See full history: Trojan T101/104.
  14. Lola T330 [HU6] (Colin Hyams): New to Australian Colin Hyams who raced it in the UK series in early 1973. To Trevor Twaites June 1973, and raced by him in the UK series in 1973, 1974 and 1975. Later to John Jordan (UK), who entered it for Tom Belso in 1977, and raced it himself in libre in 1978. Entered by Jordan for Dave Williams in libre racing 1983, and then for Tony Trimmer in the BRSCC Libre Championship from 1984 to 1989, winning the championship in 1986 and finishing second in 1987 and in 1988. At some point between 1985 and 1988, the T330 was dismantled and parts used by Dave Finnigan (Biggleswade, UK) to construct T332 "HU42" for Jordan's team. The original HU6 chassis remained with Finnigan until early 2000 when sold to Richard Lines (UK), then to Kevan McLurg (UK) 2005 and built into a complete car by McLurg and then by John Crawford's Motorsport Solutions NZ Ltd by July 2009. Owned by this time by Lindsay Willis of Wilco Racing (Rotorua, NZ), and raced by his son Brett Willis (Rotorua, NZ) in the F5000 Tasman Revival series every season from 2010/11 to 2017/18. More information about Lola T330 HU6
  15. McRae GM1 [005] (Graham McRae): See full history: McRae GM1/005.
  16. Surtees TS8A [007] (Ray Allen): New for Peter Revson at the 1971 Questor GP then for Alan Roillinson in UK series. To Alan Brodie 1972 and raced by Brodie and by Steve Thompson. To Servis Appliances Racing Team 1973 and raced by Ray Allan early in the season. Then possibly the Robin Darlington car in Sep 1973 Reappeared with Colin Andrews (Banbury, Oxfordshire) 1974, then to Steve Cuff (Frome, Somerset) 1975 for hillclimbs. To Alan Richards (Cheltenham) and used in sprints and occasional hill climbs in 1976 and 1977. Used in sprints and occasional hill climbs by Bob Clapham in 1978 and 1979. Then unknown until sold by Brian Redman to Dave Swigler (Panama City, FL) in 1986. Dave believes Brian got it from Richard Attwood about two years earlier. Retained until Swigler sold his collection to Harin De Silva (Palos Verdes Estates, CA) in 2009. Restored by Virtuoso Performance and first raced at Laguna Seca in August 2011. Also raced in New Zealand in the 2011/12 Tasman Revival series and at the Phillip Island Classic in March 2013.
  17. McLaren "M10H" [400-06 (B)] (Clive Baker): Keith Holland's replacement car. Used in the 1971 British F5000 series during which time it was modified along the lines of McRae's successful car. Retained for 1972 but crashed at Brands in April, after which the car was even further modified and dubbed "M10H". By July 1972, it had side radiators, a wedge nose and had been lengthened by 3½in. Sold to Clive Baker August 1972 and raced in the British series in 1972 and 1973. Then via Chris Oates to Spencer Elton (Westbury, Wilts) late 1973 and advertised. To Stephen Cuff (also Westbury, Wilts) late 1973 and advertised with a 5.7-litre Chev Jan to Apr 1974. To Bob Leckie (Aberdeen) for libre racing that summer. Advertised by Leckie in July 1974 but not seen again. Spencer Elton recalls that Leckie converted the M10B to a Skoda Super Saloon. Subsequent history unknown.

Sources

The identification of individual cars in these results is based on the material presented elsewhere in this site and may in some cases contradict the organisers' original results.

1969-1976 UK results have been researched and collated by Chris Townsend based primarily on material in Autosport and Motoring News. Information has been added from the growing collection of entry lists from programs.

All comments, clarifications, corrections and additions are most welcome. Please email Allen (allen@oldracingcars.com) if you can help in any way with our research.

Individual sources for this event

Entry list details from the original BRSCC Snetterton programme.